Black History Month Events 2019

An Evening with Jeff Johnson

January 31
6:30 p.m.
Brock Recital Hall
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Join Birmingham Mayor Randall L. Woodfin and national award-winning journalist Jeff Johnson for a conversation on pressing issues facing Birmingham and the nation today.

Face to Face with Race Roundtable Discussion

February 11
5 p.m.
Cooney Field House – 3rd Floor
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During this time, students from all areas of campus will share a meal and discuss questions centered on the dynamics of race relations on campus and in our communities. 

University Convocation with Dr. Johnathan Brooks

February 19
10 a.m.
Reid Chapel
Dr. Johnathan Brooks

Lunch and Learn with Dr. Johnathan Brooks

February 20
11:30 a.m.
Divinity South 111
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Black History Documentary: Agents of Change

February 21
3 p.m.
Christenberry Planetarium
AGENTS OF CHANGE examines the racial conditions on college campuses across the U.S. in the late 1960s, focusing on student demands at two seminal protests: San Francisco State in 1968 and Cornell University in 1969. Many of the same demands are surfacing in campus protests today, revealing the intersections America continue to face.

University Convocation with Dr. Charles Howard

February 26
10 a.m.
Reid Chapel
Dr. Charles Howard is returning to campus to present to the Samford community. This time, he will discuss the role of religion in the way that we interact with our fellow brothers and sisters in Christ. Dr. Howard serves as the University Minister for the University of Pennsylvania.

Thurgood Marshall Symposium with Representative Anthony Daniels

February 28
5:30 p.m.
Regions Room 400 (Cooney Hall)
Anthony Daniels made history twice when he became the first black person and the youngest official to hold the state legislative position of House Minority Leader. Out of 105 representatives in the state legislature, the 34-year-old Democrat is one of 27 black representatives. He will serve as the guest speaker for this year’s symposium.

Golden Anniversary of Integration at Samford

Samford University recently celebrated the university’s 175th anniversary, and during the 2017–18 academic year we mark another important milestone—a golden anniversary.

Golden Anniversary Events

Heritage Celebrations

Monthly heritage celebration programs and performances educate and expose the student body to the background and cultural practices of different ethnicities represented on campus.

IMPACT (Inspiring Minorities to Pursue Academics and Community Together)

IMPACT promotes a successful social and academic experience to underrepresented groups. Our goal is to increase the academic, career, and social success of first year minority students by helping develop a sense of being connected to the larger Samford community.

Minority Youth Science Academy

The Minority Youth Science Academy at Samford University is a three-day residential program offering college preparation and mentoring for outstanding minority high school students who aspire to careers in the sciences. Learn More